Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Paper Sweeties Guest Designer!

Hello everyone!
I have the honor of being a Guest Designer over on the Paper Sweeties blog this month! what a privilege this is for me, especially if you have ever been to their blog and seen the absolutely GORGEOUS projects their team creates time after time!!!!

The new challenge inspiration photo is this gorgeous one....

isn't it fabulous? so many things to choose from for your project!

you will see the various elements I pulled from the photo in my card. I began with the wonderful Happy Wishes stamp set, embossing it to create the chalkboard effect. turning the image on its side adds a nice twist! a white colored pencil was used to draw in the extra lines and white craft ink for more shading.

paper for the card base is from the Authentique Legacy collection. just LOVE this paper! :) a bit of copper striped vellum tops the banner and is wrapped in lovely Robin Egg baker's twine. do you see the little smidgen of a doily peeking there at the top of the banner? every coffee cup needs a doily! ;)

flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, lovely shabby bark heart (which mimics the wooden frame) comes from Live & Love Crafts, and coffee cup was die cut from aqua felt with a Simon Says Stamp die.

now you have to take a look at those precious little floral sequins. they are absolutely precious irl! these are from the Cupcake collection. it was SO hard to choose just one pack! Paper Sweeties has so many adorable colors of these lovelies! :) you will be seeing these sequins on many upcoming projects!

the highlight of the entire card is that wonderful seam binding though. what makes this ribbon stand out is that Debbie, the owner, lovingly tea stains every batch by hand. I used the Robin Egg and Oatmeal.

Check out the Paper Sweeties Facebook page for more updates and fun.
thanks so much for stopping by today! and thanks again to the lovely folks at Paper Sweeties for having me! :) I hope you are inspired to join the challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wed - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes with a stamp (Paper Sweeties)
Petal Lu - anything goes
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Frilly and Funkie - layer it up


~amy~ said...

congrats and awesome card!

Nancy Penir said...

Hi Jennifer! So elegant! Love how you were inspired! Beautiful chalkboard, and beautiful embellies!

Fikreta said...


this is so pretty card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Jeri said...

This is just stunning! You're right, that seam binding is totally awesome!

Maria said...

Love the chalkboard label and pretty elements with the flower and ribbons!! Thank so much for being guest designer this month for Paper Sweeties!!!

brenda said...

A really pretty card and colours Jennifer, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Pretty card! Beautiful layers of embellishments, chalkboard and papers. Congrats on your GD spot. Thanks for playing along with us at the "Layer it Up" challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge this week.

Debbie said...

A shabby chic stunner, Jen! Love the chalkboard stamped technique and all that pretty seam binding! Thanks for joining us as our special guest designer for the March challenge at Paper Sweeties :)

Jill Norwood said...

Jennifer your card is lovely! Love how you incorporated the gorgeous colors of seam binding with these beautiful papers! A wonderful take on the inspiration! Congrats on guest designing with the team this month! :)

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous card! I love this colour combo, and your layering is just wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Layer It Up' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Nancy Dynes said...

What a fabulous card! Congratulations on your GD spot at Paper Sweeties! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Helen said...

Great card - love the chalkboard panel.

Thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

Helen x